Too often, Hunter S. Thompson is misremembered as a wise-cracking, drug-addled cartoon character, argues Timothy Denevi, who makes the case that the gonzo journalist was a fearless opponent of corruption and fascism. Thompson saw through Richard Nixon's treacherous populism and embarked on a life-defining campaign to stop it. For ten years, Thompson cast aside his old ambitions, troubled his family, and likely hastened his own decline, but as Denevi adds, along the way he produced some of the best political writing in our history.
"Thompson is back and very much alive in this sympathetic and sharply written 'best years of his life' bio. I loved it."—Terry Gilliam